We Are Reuben Rink

{formerly The Bloom Agency}

A full service advertising and marketing agency based in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, specializing in strategic planning and integrated digital, print, broadcast and social media programs.

Our Work

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A responsive website for Steele Group Architects, reflecting their new “socially responsible architecture” branding and displaying their fabulous design work.

When turnaround management firm Anderson Bauman Tourtellot Vos needed a unique gift for clients and business partners, we came up with a hot idea — a series of special blend coffees with memorable names and attractive packaging.

One of our many billboards for Forsyth Technical Community College, which over the years have won multiple awards, including recognition as Winston-Salem’s most memorable ad campaign three years in a row.

Pope Companies, a large commercial and industrial real estate development firm, wanted to raise their profile among area companies – so we designed this print ad to run in local business publications.

This is one of a series of Facebook ads created for Forsyth Tech, which proved to be an effective way to reach highly targeted audiences and bring potential students to the college’s website.

For the last several years we have created a “Thank You” post card for the Rotary Club of Kernersville to send to sponsors of their annual pancake fundraiser. This was the 2015 edition.

An interactive Facebook promotion for Southern Community Bank using a highly likeable canine theme helped significantly increase their social media presence and engagement.

As part of launching a new product called ApneaStrip – a prescription-only device to screen for sleep apnea – we developed packaging that would stand out when viewed from several feet away in a drugstore pharmacy.

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Our Team

We’re a team of experienced marketing and advertising professionals, with diverse backgrounds, points of view and talents. Employing a potent combination of savvy strategic thinking, originality in our approach to creative ideas, and a fierce commitment to client success, we are able to work successfully with a wide variety of clients in a number of different industries. We are also conscientious stewards of our clients’ budgets, taking our fiscal responsibility as seriously as we take our commitment to provide the best possible work and get the best possible results.

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Our Story

You may be wondering how in the world we arrived at the unique and memorable name
Reuben Rink.
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J. G. Wolfe, our owner & president, is the great-great-grandson of Jule Gilmer Körner, a talented 19th century artist, advertiser and designer who made his home in Kernersville, NC and had an office in downtown Winston-Salem. One of his claims to fame was his work for the Bull Durham Tobacco Company, for which he hand-painted attention-getting advertisements on barns and other buildings throughout the southeast – all under the pseudonym Reuben Rink.

This is acknowledged as one of the first outdoor ad campaigns in American history, and one of the most successful. It even became the stuff of urban legends, with rumors spreading that Reuben Rink had somehow painted one of his famous bulls on the Pyramid of Khufu in Egypt.

But his talent as a marketer didn’t stop there. In one of the first instances of “guerilla marketing,” Reuben Rink also devised a way of making certain his bulls would not just get noticed, but become the talk of the town. Each bull was initially painted as “anatomically correct,” so to speak, and prominently so. Rink would then write a letter to the local newspaper as an outraged citizen, identifying the offensive painting and calling for it to be removed.

As word spread, of course the local populace would flock to see this outrageous painting themselves, creating more and more publicity for Bull Durham Tobacco. And when the controversy reached a fever pitch, Reuben Rink would return to town and solve the problem by adding a strategically placed fence to the painting.


J.G. felt it was fitting to revive the Reuben Rink name, as the innovative and pacesetting work that Jule delivered then is exactly what The Reuben Rink Marketing and Advertising Company strives to deliver to our clients in the 21st century.

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